I'm getting some complaints about the user registration process, and I'm sorry about that!
If the registration page is asking you for a password recovery word/phrase---and you don't remember it---I can not supply it. But I can have an email with a new password sent. Email me: ben_dot_ellison_at_panbo.com.
If the registration page won't let you use your preferred user name, that's probably because it's already listed as a TypePad name. I can delete that if you email me your user name.
Also, I'm now permitting anonymous comment posts (aka "replies") here on the forum, mainly so folks having trouble can speak up. There will be a delay in posting them.